The Sims 3 is the top-selling PC game of all-time for a reason. The game may have a Teen ESRB rating, but it is perfectly fine for the tweens. The Sims 3 is a game of decisions. It is up to the player what sorts of activities they want to engage in, and they are free to choose how they want their Sims to live. It is a highly addictive game, but it can get boring fast if you don't find new ways to play. It is an open-ended life simulation game, meaning that there are no specific missions to partake in. Those who have had the privilege of playing The Sims 3 know that there is an undeniable charm about it, and there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments that make for a consistently humorous experience. Players can design the homes of their Sims, make them visit locations around town, build relationships with other Sims, and get jobs, just like in real life. The Sims 3 really does inspire the player to unleash their creativity. The Sims have various wants and needs that you have to fulfill in order for them to remain happy and healthy, unless you want to feel the wrath of your angry, depressed Sims. Needs include Hunger, Bladder, Social, Fun, Hygiene, Sleep, and Comfort. When Sims use the toilet or take a shower or bath, or if they simply go in the nude, sensitive parts are pixelated. Language in the game is not an issue since the Sims speak "Simlish," a nonsensical language that cannot be understood, and it is very funny to listen to your Sims interact in this otherworldly language. If you click on another Sim, a menu pops up with different social interactions that can be used on them. There are mean and romantic interactions in the game, so be weary of that. Mean interactions include yell at, argue, slap, fight, insult, poke, and so on. The violence in the game though is extremely mild and cartoony. Sims sometimes use middle finger gestures (blurred), and swear words (bleeped) when they are particularly upset about something. It is also possible for Sims to die due to natural causes such as old age or illness, or more odd occurences such as getting hit by a meteorite. Players can also deliberately kill off their Sims using cruel methods such as drowning them, starving them, putting them in a room with no doors or windows, or starting a fire in the kitchen and burning them (and their house) down. Romantic interactions allow Sims to make out, kiss, flirt, give massages, and "woohoo" which is the equivalent of sex. Players can even have sex in unusual places such as an elevator. Also there is an option to "Try for Baby." Additionally, Sims have life goals or aspirations, and examples include having a specific number of romantic partners, having a specific number of children, or breaking up with a specific number of Sims. Some of the clothes that you can dress your Sims in, specifically female Sims, are provocative. Same-sex romance is made possible in the game as well, because Sims are not bound by sexual orientations. Some of the objects in the game include a vibrating heart bed and hot tubs. Expansion packs can be purchased for The Sims 3, and they add additional features and gameplay elements that parents should be aware of. For instance, The Sims 3: Generations expansion pack allows players to make their Sims carry out pranks and get arrested; The Sims 3: Late Night allows Sims to go out to bars and clubs, party, delve into the dating scene, and skinny-dip in pools or hot tubs; and The Sims 3: University Life enables players to engage in binge drinking, attend or host frat house parties, and run naked around town (streaking). There are also numerous cheat codes and game modifications that can be downloaded from the Internet that add teen pregnancy and full body nudity, and regular downloads (known as custom content) of racy clothing and love objects are available. The Sims 3 is also on video game consoles and handheld devices (mature, suggestive content is less of an issue in these versions). However the experience is much funner on the PC. Trust me when I say this, I've played Sims games for most of my life and there is nothing to be too concerned about here.